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failed expectations for us that she was a libyan rebels hopes for diplomatic recognition and it stops short of funneling a new money to the opposition. nato purges to continue its military campaign in libya until colonel gadhafi stops fighting but the leader says he is beyond of the reach of the alliance. and the countdown begins with a thousand days left to go before the next winter olympics kick off in russia hundreds of volunteers are setting the mood for the cross the country.
worldwide news live from at moscow's city center this is a party now the u.s. has denied it libyan rebels official recognition it comes after a visit to the white house by a senior member of the opposition council which is pushing for international support for the libyan envoy says the rebels are having trouble getting washington to release colonel gadhafi has frozen assets the u.s. had only a promise to hand over some of the multi billion dollar funds to aid the opposition meantime a journalist patrick holmes says the rebel allegiance with the west is only alienating the libyan people. robert gates said but he's cautious about understanding who makes up the opposition and the extent caution is commendable because this humanitarian intervention by the west in libya wasn't a planned strategy was a war without any real hanes it was something to do with. without any real clear
sense of who they're doing it on the behalf of who the rebels are and what they want to achieve from it transitional national council of libya now completely orientated towards the west towards nato it's all of america they want to try and get except from a by. from western leaders they're not looking towards the libyan people it means self-determination but i think come from the libyan people they come from this kind of political elite in libya who are basically just trying to tell the west what it wants to hear recognition has to come from the libyan people it can come from the west it's not just about getting rid of gadhafi it's about bringing about a democratic libya which is very much a process that has to be struggled for by the people of libya you can't form libya into democracy the solution doesn't come from the west removing gadhafi and i think it would be absolutely dreadful if this bombing does end up killing gadhafi because a good athlete should be removed by libyan hands and not by the west. while
meantime more nato air strikes have hit the libyan capital of tripoli and it's following a defiant broadcast from colonel gadhafi who says that he is currently beyond the reach of the coalition to now insists that the u.s. will continue its campaign of the country as long as the libyan leader types his own people but it's ours is a laurent list of reports the motivation of the u.s. led alliance is again under scrutiny. several decades and wars later it's still the question that's top of mind when it comes to the world's largest military alliance any people i think today wonder if at the end of the. nato low and behold reality is that nato is busier than ever. set up to counter perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the cold war. some felt that the alliance lost its reason to exist
instead what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords and the agreements at the time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs in troops to afghanistan going on a decade and in its latest endeavor lobs air strikes into libya this fight uniting our new church egypt goes back in november libya has launched the allies it did discord some countries don't want to actually you know shoot ground targets some hit air targets which are not. amidst the in-fighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention for those who want to get in on what i call the imperial condominium a recurrent quest over africa or is it the showcase in
a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in war if your weapon system is very well in a war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and the french are a fell the very ones french and and british. allies have been flying over libya. is it the opportunity to oust the kajaki regime it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy interests try to. cater. to the security which of course describe. a so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue was never warranted but which now may be causing a humanitarian crisis we didn't stop
a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in libya suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies by the boatload of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back for libya the u.s. is the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the u.s. really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and it's the allied infighting as well as rising costs in every sense that same question people have been asking for decades comes to mind after the end of the cold war yet nato moralists or r.t. washington d.c. . as we have for you here on r.t. from libya so the government says that a nato air strike has killed eleven muslim clerics in the east important coalition claims the facility of bomb was being used to coordinate attacks on civilians and the nato activist rick ross off says the alliance is intimidating the entire world with his libyan campaign. they're talking about workers. you know google
strike force and you know the world it was phrase will be awarded the bronze serbia it really was last year for seventy years ago they bond with the growth of states and they won't stop until they want to hear it from the other nations around the world and the reason to do this again is you have to remember a movie for instance in the united states britain france germany and sweden work winds and do the same. for often supervillains fairly i mean this is what you are through with this is working for you if you don't play ball it will stir you know in the geopolitical terms this is a dangerous organization that is for your policy in the world community and it really needs to go certain as strongly as the process work out of the united nations and not in u.s. led military or in georgia resolve in prague works around the world. while i do stay with us here at our team still ahead for you at this hour until the well runs
fight outside the glamour of india's bollywood capital by thousands of course in a daily battle for clean drinking water. and we take you to a russian city on the banks of europe's longest river to explore how the waterway brings vitality both to the region's folktales and its economy that's coming your way shortly. now there is a festive mood all across russia but it's actually a thousand days to go before the two thousand and fourteen winter olympics and such a massive passions are being held in the black sea resort and of course here right in the capital inspector oliver has more on the celebrations. here in russia everybody very excited about the twenty fourteen games that will be held in sochi now we have seen events all around across russia celebrating not just. one thousand day milestone the the clock is now being ten don't insult she counting down to the opening ceremony that will take place in
a few years time well it's also other events going on here in moscow large group of people on roller blades and roller skates taking part in a i one thousand meter fun race fund space i guess if you will around one of moskos biggest faux flying the flag for sochi twenty fourteen i moved out to that they've been braving which is a terrible weather right here in the russian capital right now the highlights will be there to musical spectacular as that will take place when he removes go the other day in sochi where the games will happen themselves now of course winter sports incredibly popular here in russia and russia has a great track record when it comes to the games however last time out in vancouver they didn't do too well resulted in a lot of changes when it came to personnel and it all can i sing it in training ok and getting people ready for the winter olympics those new people now in place will be looking to make the sochi twenty four team games the games where russia gets back on track and gets back winning the gold medals that they became so used to
over the years but this russia put forward to the international olympic committee was quite an unusual bit it was something that impress the judges so she is a i resort town known as the russian riviera town though it's more of a summer holiday destination however the mountains across napoleonic are perfect for winter sports and there's a lot of ice being cast on really putting the winter games into what is a bones tropical resort so there's a lot of work has to be done to make sure that she is ready you know here for my colleague ben is he's in sochi about just how. those preparations are coming along . a miracle in the making of construction the city's bolshoi highs well this is entering its final stage took less than two years to record this giant structure like most of the venues here in sochi it's being built on schedule. all the
facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium well have to be completed by two thousand and twelve so that they can be used during test competitions. and best of construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven when sochi won the olympic bid believed to construction sites no consume more than half the region's samantha supplies over three hundred fifty thousand tons more than a do they have thousand workers taking part in the project three hundred of them are foreigners the good news besides steady ups and ice rinks include roads tunnels bridges together with new schools and hospitals they leave the lasting legacy of this tropical black sea resort so there's great excitement i could see some of the russian city resting on the big event tonight you can see the preparations there are being built the streets are cleaner. more tourists will come the olympics will bring festive mood into town girl and i think the medals rubio was and russia's
team will be formed better at home. the polar bear hair and snow leopard have been recently picked as the olympic mascots in less than three years' time this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if the sochi olympic vision is going to be as grand as russia imagines every minute counts for its completing the mammoth construction now for a long time and in budget there's more security sochi there we're hearing that the of the work almost has come to live from moscow now and some are used to clean water is something quite ordinary for millions of finding it is a daily struggle in india as a man by many local families lack an adequate water supply although they say that some have a lot of poor away but he is pretty shrewd enough found out how difficult the search for water can be even in the country's economic hub. mumbai india the
financial center for one of the thousand describing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry but beyond the glitz and glam there is another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city here is there i think up at six pm and go to a village that is one in half ours every can get two buckets of drinking water. this is shun him on a guy she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water is going it at the end i don't go to school because i have to work at home my mormon dad work as they are gross and they have to go so i have to stay back and work at home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tap to bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and are entitled to government services like water even after
walking hours to get to a tap the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes . while the people in the got community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired one hundred liters of water per person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities. so one is mum by housewife despite living in a more modern apartment so wants to has to schedule her day around when she can get water or not our party if. we get water at four am for one and a half for us since we just get it for just one and a ha far we have to wake up early and get all our work done so want us to fill the
tank on her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she needs more than a tank of water she's able to fill she's out of luck bar is an issue that seems to affect everyone here and live but there is a one man managed to escape the problem is there is no pay somebody is worth twenty seven billion us dollars and hen house there are hyper product hanging gardens swimming pool water any reportedly has a fire. hundred hours of water every month it's something that interests me here and while most are used to seeing the great contrast between rich and poor on a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair so how. do you have come to give. if there is a shortage of willing to give him more we came here to tell him this and protest it and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around water retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite
still has the advantage. but i left but i feel bad in the house we get water for only one and a half hours whereas the have enough water the one day even to waste it a constant battle to meet their dealing needs preassure either r t mumbai india. now if you want to break from the old telly there's always more world news and videos on our website have a look at some of the items we have lined up for you right now at r.t. dot com and the u.s. congressman one called will be running for president in two thousand and twelve we'll explore whether good tea party candidate has a chance to land america's top job. and of smokescreen for trouble greenpeace activists warn that moscow could once more be covered in smog in just about a week's time unless officials take spreading all seriously find out of russia faces a repeat of last summer's dreadful heatwave i want to talk about.
pakistan has the u.s. operation that killed osama bin laden saying it won't tolerate any more violations of its sovereignty the country's security chief has reportedly offered to resign over failing to track down bin laden but he was kept in office islam about also condemned americans continue to drone attacks these military contributor says the u.s. should have been more careful with operations in pakistan. nobody can be the us administration unique capability to model the waters and bond though the message last week the u.s. president obama deployed to top u.s. officials to negate the negative impact from the overkill verbosity of that eskom for a white first because u.s. attorney general eric holder who tried to change that perception about whether the direct orders for the you'd be able to raid war to kill or capture and then as ministration dispatched the u.s.
national security adviser thomas danny. both their best to cover political interference into a cold heard special forces missions in pakistan but inadvertently compromised the whole nature of the operate this was designed first and foremost as a political campaign and as this special operation authorized somebody to step up and talk to media make sure that you get together hold your national security teams and delegate just one person who will have a whole necessary information have authority to speak on behalf of the u.s. president. you with r.t. live from moscow it's good to have you with us today let's check out some other stories from around the globe now at this hour and syria says the troops and tanks are pulling out after calling anti-government protests on friday which used to six people were killed and their official say now not ready for dialogue with the
opposition meanwhile international pressure is mounting on the syrian authorities over brutal crackdowns eight hundred casualties and more than a thousand arrests reported in the past two months the e.u. and u.s. have imposed sanctions against syria as washington is said to be considering declaring president assad's eleven year rule as illegitimate. the former first lady of egypt is said to be recovering after treatment for chest pain suzanne mubarak became ill after authorities ordered her detention for fifteen days on charges of illegal acquisition of wealth a former president himself is also accused of illegal gains as well as ordering the deaths of. protesters he's currently under detention in a military hospital. michel martelly is due to be sworn in as haiti's new president the new leader faces that huge task of restoring the country after one of the deadliest earthquakes in history which left hundreds of thousands without homes on
friday police and protesters clashed outside the presidential palace as demonstrators marched carrying a fake coffin with the name of it on the outgoing president on the side. of the u.s. envoy to the middle east is stepping down after only two years in the role george mitchell that displaying his decision by a growing frustration over the impasse in talks between israel and the palestinians accepting the resignation president obama called him quote a tireless advocate for peace which also helped broker an accord with northern ireland in the late night. now with the u.s. debt ceiling a radio staggering high almost half of america is now refusing to buy their proposals to raise it still further and while the government struggles for a compromise our own resident new yorker laurie hartness asked people in the big apple what they would.
if the us stops borrowing money it could negatively affect the whole world economy if it continues to borrow money it could accumulate a burden to have it to carry so as the us best approaches the debt ceiling over fourteen trillion dollars that congress just put into place in two thousand and ten should it consider raising that that feeling even more this week let's talk about that do you think they should raise the debt limit again i'm not sure of the issue but they will because they really have to that's how do we get to a place where we have to keep doing it. because. to link to expenditure if you have to cut out national parks if you have to cut out saving the turtle or if you have this is a cut out some teachers drops maybe three percent here three percent or three wherever we're with just a small percent off of everything have to cut everyone has to give up something would you be willing to give up two more percent of your salary no tax no tax
raises you'd be willing to pay more in taxes yeah a little bit i think it's patriotic i do too what's with that people you know say that they're so patriotic and that they're american and they stand for america and they're not willing to pay more taxes for the country but i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing it's a shame what's happening in america is disappearing this shouldn't be happening do you think middle america is aware of the corporate sizing of america it seems like people don't even realize how and trying to they are you know i would agree with you i think middle america they're such good citizens nobody wants to make any do they want to be rabble rousers you know they want to be included in the whole process but when you see people from making ninety three million dollars or seventy million or whatever or a.b.c. making forty five minute i mean what happened to me by doing that with their money back when they hire people to keep people working there what i would be would have much more value for everybody the world economies and so. situation. look at what's
happening with china. going to be economic situation for the time being a pretty bad there so got to regroup the whole system just needs to say whether or not you think the u.s. should raise the debt ceiling the bottom line is given the fact that we've done it seventy four times since nine hundred sixty two i think it's safe to say that it's going to be raised again very soon. r.t. is coming to life in the heart of moscow now invite you want to trip across russia then you can stay where you are for the meantime closeups him the most exciting stories of life in the world his country. and today we continue to explore that volgograd region that's in the south of
russia that lies along the banks of the volga river the longest in europe which also gave its name the river has played an important part in that by the russian people and of course countries hope always known as another volga. explains why the giant waterway is so precious to the russian heart because. the mighty volga it runs deep through the russian soul it has provided inspiration for songs and poems and is the country's main north south entourage and decades ago schumann ingenuity connected it to the dawn river to the west. for centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers now this canal is still she joins distance east together. to vote the dawn canal is an engineering marvel within a day a vessel can pass the canals thirteen blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago
it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe it cowers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow the hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much the volga can provide but harnessing the river like this isn't without its cost. fishermen have been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's prized sturgeon the source of caviar the liberals go to the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it starts fish swimming up the river to the spawning grounds they turn back and start swimming downstream and now we don't know where they are. we. any year all these houses will come fall into the river. depending on how many of the hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays
havoc with the canal to. that's a city where little if we can only let three ships we have enough water for last year the water level dropped because of this hydroelectric plant and it caused big problems was going to only look through smaller ships offloaded ones. control of the river flow by the plant has made building the holders for a more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from the fish that need it. when people started building on the floodplain the places where the fish pond don't flood anymore most of the spawning grounds are now gun now at last the voice of the voters of color g. might start being heard after fifty years of damage the plant may change its regime to release water for the rivers benefit not just its own. for the first time in fifty years the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river will still have
a lot of countries in the world that are contaminated by unexploded ordinance. which you've got these companies and n.g.o.s that have basically shrunk up that have an expertise to get rid of these weapons what they do is they go to these places they will hire local train the locals how to do the clearance they'll let the locals basically take ownership because you know they have a vested interest in clearing their homes and they're putting themselves at risk every single day when they go out there to clear areas of. a. pin. drop.